Garrywhin

View from south.

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 59m long, including at least 49 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines situated on a south facing slope overlooking the Cairn O’Get. The row is orientated north east to south west and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows. There is a cairn with cist at the upper north eastern end of the row.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan.

Location

Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31399 41318
Lat 58.354885    Long -3.1739464

Map showing the location of Garrywhin stone row.

Plan of Garrywhin stone alignment. Source: I.R. Freer and L.J. Myatt. Original available here.

Characteristics

Type: Multiple Length: 59m
No. of stones: 49 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 40° Altitude: 111m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Chambered cairn, cairns and stone alignments
Notes: 8 rows

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

Stone rows leading towards the cairn. View from south.

Stone rows leading towards the cairn. View from south.

Stone rows leading towards the cairn. View from south east.

Access Information

Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. At ND 31523 40988 follow the track north to ND 31527 41464. From this point walk SSW for 200m across uneven open moorland.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Historic Environment Record

Caithness Field Club Bulletin

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 222.


Timeline

VISITED:- 9th August 2014

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 2nd January 2018

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